Sexuality - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Randa: A transsexual is above all a human being Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:32:06 +0200 Randa is an Algerian transsexual. She tells her poignant story in a book, <i class="spip">The Memoirs of Randa the Trans</i>, which was recently published in Lebanon, where she is based. Interview. Djamel Belayachi Namibia: Baby-dumping rates soar among school girls Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:21:00 +0200 Female college students across Namibia have caused a stir by holding a mini summit to discuss infanticide and baby dumping amid reports that figures are at an all-time high. Anna Smith Ugandan Sex workers attack religious leaders Sat, 26 Mar 2011 18:13:11 +0100 Sex workers in Uganda have lashed out at religious leaders who have condemned their trade but failed to encourage programs and projects to help fight unemployment and poverty in the country. Geof Magga Morocco: The loneliness of an intersex Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:05:43 +0100 Neither male nor female, Said, 45, was born intersex (hermaphrodite). As a result of this condition, Said has never had access to real work or any decent medical care. Dreaming of reversing this condition, Said dreams of becoming a "man" to live live a normal life. Djamel Belayachi Uganda: Anti-gay minister of ethics and integrity resigns Wed, 16 Mar 2011 12:09:49 +0100 Resigning from his ministerial position as Uganda's minister of ethics and integrity, Nsaba Buturo has called upon Ugandans to continue fighting against homosexuality and corruption. Geof Magga Anti-gay propaganda splits Uganda priests and churches Fri, 04 Mar 2011 18:06:06 +0100 Christianity in Uganda has been hit by anti-gay propaganda which has led to divisions amongst followers as many Christians in the country express surprise at the increasing number of religious leaders using homosexual allegations to discredit their fellow pastors. Geof Magga Beyond sex: South African school girls seek 'Fashionable Pregnancies" Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:31:13 +0100 Teenage school girls in South Africa say it's more fashionable to fall pregnant while still a student because “you are like a fool if you don't have sex” a study has shown. Sakhile Modise 11 year old girl suffers 8 month rape ordeal by 14 men Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:28:21 +0100 An 11 year-old girl was raped by 14 men, including eight juveniles and six grown up men, for a period spanning eight months. Alice Chimora Teenage boy shocks court after raping 12yr old boy Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:15:33 +0100 A Zimbabwean teenage-boy stunned a local court by boldly telling a magistrate that anal sex was “brilliant” following accusations that he forced a 12-year-old boy into a “same sex act” resulting in the victim sustaining severe anal injuries. Alice Chimora Ivory Coast makes sex not war Tue, 01 Feb 2011 15:50:14 +0100 Condomerie, the Amsterdam-based condom shop, provided over 2,000 “little blue helmet” condoms for UN soldiers stationed in Côte d'Ivoire on February 1. The prophylactics are meant to stem a potential ballooning birthrate, which often follows national periods of political and economic strife (i.e., the post-WWII baby boom in the United States). Miles Marshall Lewis Sex for grades in South Africa leads to death Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:31:15 +0100 Education officials in South African have shut down a high school following an incident involving an 18 year old female learner. The young student committed suicide using insecticide after she was told that she had failed her examinations. Sakhile Modise Homosexuality: Tension between Cameroon and European Union Tue, 18 Jan 2011 17:27:03 +0100 The European Union (EU) has given more than 300,000€ in funding for gay rights associations in Cameroon. Opposed to these grants, the government argues that they would serve to encourage the practice of homosexuality in the central African country. But non-governmental organizations (NGOs) want the government to reconsider its position. Homosexuals in Cameroon are increasingly finding themselves in precarious conditions as many call for them to be "hunted down." René Dassié Uganda: Muslim women seek the use of condom Fri, 14 Jan 2011 17:14:49 +0100 Some Muslim women in western Uganda are demanding that a new HIV prevention programme for Muslims include condom promotion, going against calls by local religious leaders for the programme to be limited to messages on faithfulness and abstinence. our partner IRIN Uganda gays celebrate court victory Mon, 03 Jan 2011 12:19:26 +0100 Gays in Uganda celebrated today, after courts ruled in their favor in a case against a newspaper which called on people to hang them. Geof Magga Honoring the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Fri, 17 Dec 2010 00:45:54 +0100 December 17th marks the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Sex workers and their allies, clustered in intimate gatherings in cities around the world, will light candles and read aloud the names of sex workers who have been victims of violence. These names will echo into a world indifferent to their suffering. Chi Mgbako